May 18, 2016

The Halls Are Alive…

By |2018-04-15T22:11:51-07:00May 18, 2016|, |

Our Middle School just wrapped up our production of The Sound of Music. There were many amazing memories from the performances (like the reaction of the Grade 4, 5 and 8 students to the scene where Rolf kisses Liesel’s hand), but most of the really memorable moments occurred long before all the rehearsals happened. This [...]

May 27, 2015

Worth Celebrating

By |2015-05-27T09:03:14-07:00May 27, 2015|, |

I went home fairly exhausted late Friday night after helping with the clean-up at Heritage Alliance Church, following the graduation dinner and program.What a night! What a week!Watching our community of staff, students and parents come together to celebrate what God has done at ACS for our children is, once again, an incredible experience.In front [...]

Feb 24, 2015

Boiled Octopus Anyone?

By |2015-02-24T07:41:43-08:00February 24, 2015|, |

by Karlena Koot I wasn’t prepared to eat boiled octopus. Even after months of preparation, language classes, cultural lessons, packing, watching anime online, and praying, nothing could have prepared me for that. We were, however, warned about the copious amounts of rice and seafood. We were told that the language would be a barrier, that [...]

Jan 3, 2015

My Humble Christmas Lesson

By |2015-01-03T14:10:07-08:00January 3, 2015|, , |

Sparkling lights, hot chocolate by a cozy fire, feelings of peace and calm, all is merry and bright. Those were the sentiments I wanted to be writing about, as I frantically tried to get a post-Christmas blog entry done. The flu happened instead, causing changed and cancelled plans, disinfectants and laundry, missed visits and tired [...]

Dec 6, 2014

The Three “Best” Things About Christmas…

By |2014-12-06T07:12:54-08:00December 6, 2014|, |

The Grade one classes spend the month of December focusing on the different Christmas traditions each family celebrates. Over the years, I have witnessed many of these mini-celebrations with numerous ACES families. A question that has often come up is, “What about you? How do you celebrate Christmas?” So here are three of our best [...]

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